Don’t let a scammer enjoy your retirement


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Sadly, we still live in a world where there are people who do take advantage of the vulnerable for their own financial gain. Our financial regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) who monitor ourselves and over 58,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK, confirm that they have seen a five-fold rise in the number of people seeking advice about pension scams, since the launch of their recent collaboration with the Pensions Regulator. Victims of pensions scams according to the Financial Reporter have lost an average of £91,000 each to fraudsters.

Resolute to a Financial Review


Our Weekly Column

Happy New Year! As the memories of 2018 fade into the distance, our thoughts turn to what is to come in 2019. The markets have been volatile over the past year as a result of the Brexit complications with the FTSE All Share index falling by over 14% from its highest point in May, compared to its lowest point in December. We have also seen the bubble burst for the over hyped Bitcoin falling over 74% over the twelve month period. Whilst the markets have fallen (which is the nature of stock market linked investments), it is not all doom and gloom as the lower prices enable investors to buy in at a more competitive price and will hopefully reap the returns when the markets recover. However, we will have to wait and see what’s in store for 2019.